Journey Early Learning Centre - Berwick

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia in which all people are valued equally and have equal and equitable opportunities; and where the knowledge, histories, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, past and present is respected, acknowledged and embraced within our collective society.

A reconciled Australia would promote understanding and a deep appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Nation’s First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Lands across Australia. Injustices and historical wrongdoings towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples since colonisation are acknowledged and steps will have been taken to make positive changes which will ensure these injustices will never again occur. Amends for the past wrongs would have been achieved which would include active amelioration of injustices such as forced dispossession of traditional Lands.

A reconciled Australia would be a national community which not only recognises the past injustices towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, but also the resilience, strength, continuing cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities, and the huge importance First Peoples’ traditions, cultures and knowledge have continued to have in shaping Australia today.

A reconciled Australia would be one free of bias, a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians live together and share this Land in peace and with respect for diversity and cultural differences, and where these differences are celebrated.

With respect to our Early Education and Care Service, our curriculum would be rich in culture and would aim to respectfully represent the knowledge, histories, stories and perspectives of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and community as well as those of non-Indigenous families. Our service will have built a relationship of trust and respect with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and their community’s perspectives, insights and knowledge’s will be intricately woven into our curriculum and teaching practices through collaboration. Our Educators would be confident in accurately and respectfully representing all cultures connected with our campus.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
VIC
Duration
October 2020 to October 2021
Actions
Action
Build Relationships with Community View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Inclusive Policies View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
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